News & Events

What's happening in the mental health community

News relevant to the Department of Psychiatry will be posted here in between issues of Headlines.

Dr. Jacob Cookey, PGY-5, defends thesis

Read his thesis defence here [PDF - 170KB]

Depression in Primary Care Workshop

When: Oct. 18, 2014
Where: Sydney, Cape Breton

Depressive disorders are frequently seen in the primary care setting. The aim of the workshop is to increase primary care physicians’ interest and skills in the management of depression in a busy office setting with time efficient practical assessment, and management tools, and include cognitive behavioural management tips as well. Delivered jointly by a family physician and a psychiatrist, this will bring a practical approach in the management of depression combined with the expertise of a specialist.  Workshop includes case discussion as well as a copy of a depression management update workbook.

For further details please see the flyer [PDF - 285KB]

Cafe Scientifique

When: Oct. 23, 2013
Where: Royal Bank Theatre, QEII, Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street

While medications are a cornerstone in the treatment of psychosis, other adjunctive treatment modalities are also important. Continued exploration of new treatment options is paramount in optimizing the recovery process.

Please join our experts for an open and informal public discussion of factors that promote mental and emotional health.

Department of Psychiatry Research Day

When: Oct. 24, 2014
Where: The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax

We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Darryle Schoepp, Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience, Merck and Company, Inc.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Professional Training: Nova Scotia

When: Nov. 2-7, 2014
Where: Tatamagouche Centre, NS

Mr. Mark Lau and Ms Susan Woods are internationally recognised Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teachers who will be leading a 5 day MBCT Retreat in Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia from the 2nd to 7th of November 2014. The course is open to health professionals who wish to develop an MBCT clinical practice. It follows the programme outlined in the book 'Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression'. MBCT has an expanding range of clinical applications. 

Tatamagouche is an idyllic town and the Tata Centre is a beautiful environment for a retreat and learning experience. It can be accessed through Halifax Stanfield airport or Greater Moncton airport. Carpooling from the airports could also be organised. The course is reasonably priced at $1000.00 (board and lodging extra) for 5 days.